Triton is the largest of Neptune's 13 moons and Nasa says that is has not been studied in 16 years. Nasa is using its flying observatory Sofia for this mission.
Currently specialised radiologists are tasked with accurately characterising tumours – but research suggests that high-performance computing will soon play a supportive role.
The arm started to experience wear and tear, with one of its two original Latching End Effectors needing a replacement.
"There are now five different lines of observational evidence pointing to the existence of Planet Nine," says planetary astrophysicist Konstantin Batygin.
People much prefer being spoken to directly when being delivered bad news and would rather small talk was kept to a bare minimum, or not used at all.
Vice President Mike Pence has said that the Trump administration is intent on sending Americans to the Moon.
UK government's surprise decision to ban the sale and export of almost all ivory followed high-profile campaigning from Prince William, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Hawking.
The video shows Russian cosmonauts performing maintenance tasks as well as launching nanosatellites.
Despite living in small groups, humans were likely connected to a wider network from which mates were chosen.
The placebo effect is stronger if people think the treatment they're getting is expensive. Now scientists have shown the nocebo effect is also more potent for expensive drugs.
Neonicotinoids contaminate the majority of honey in the world. Almost half of all honey samples contained more than one neonicotinoid.
British wildlife photographer Chris Brunskill captured the predators' violent struggle while travelling in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
New research suggests Neanderthal genes influence skin tone, hair colour and sleep patterns, among other characteristics.
Researchers think each of the new species are confined to the individual limestone blocks where they were found.
The material has been incorporated into a device that will combat hospital-acquired infections - a problem which affects 300,000 patients every year in England.